Liverpool fans have hailed James Milner after his match-winning performance against Leicester City on Saturday.
The midfielder laid on the assist for Sadio Mane’s first goal and scored the winner from the penalty spot in the dying minutes after the Senegal international was fouled in the area.
The win was Liverpool’s eighth in their opening eight games of the season and they subsequently top the league, with an eight-point gap to Manchester City, who play Wolves on Sunday.
And fans have taken to Twitter to hail the 33-year-old, who had made just one Premier League start prior to the clash with Leicester.
Indeed, he is older than any other player who was included in Klopp’s matchday squad on Saturday and he turned in an all-action display, making two tackles, having three shots on goal and notching a pass completion rate of 87%.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
How good was Milner and Lovren today…… quality pros and alway puts the team first ❤️YNWA
— The Liverpool Way ❤️YNWA?? (@EssexLFC1) October 5, 2019
— Rita Swords (@SwordsRita) October 5, 2019
Super James Milner! The absolute back bone of JK’s team. JM, you are awesome, real LFC Hall of Fame!
— Amrik Gill (@GillAmrik_1) October 5, 2019
Milner was great, unreal pass for the first and he’s so reliable from the spot. These are the games he should play, when he has plenty of the ball he will influence play and he’s much better creatively than Hendo/Gini. Away in Europe or against big six he usually drops stinkers
— Ollie (@LFC_Ollie) October 5, 2019
— Alan (@asmookster) October 5, 2019
Milner and Lovren best players for the reds today. YNWA
— LFC Kings of Europe (@garypercylfc) October 5, 2019